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Danielle Boyer

Robotics Inventor/Educator
Steam Connection

Danielle Boyer is a 23-year-old Indigenous (Ojibwe) robotics inventor and advocate for youth who has been teaching kids since she was ten. Driven by her families own inability to afford science and technology education, she is passionate about making education accessible and representative for her community so that no child is left behind. Danielle creates equitable and innovative learning solutions for Indigenous youths with robots that she designs, manufactures, and gives away for free. In 2019, she created The STEAM Connection, a minority and youth-led charity that has reached 800k+ youth with free, accessible, and representative technical education. The STEAM Connection focuses on the future: ushering in a new age of education via personal and wearable robotics, artificial intelligence systems, and augmented reality. Informed by the past and present, they utilize traditional knowledge to uplift and protect Indigenous communities with an emphasis on language revitalization.

Danielle has been named one of PEOPLE Magazine's Girls Changing the World, a MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellow, a MIT Solve Gender Equity in STEM Challenge Fellow, a L'oreal Paris Woman of Worth, a Teen Vogue Indigenous Youth Changemaker, an Echoing Green Fellow, and a Verizon Forward for Good Winner. She is a two-time guest of the White House and is a featured story in The Big Idea by MIT Solve x HP, an award-winning docu-series on three women innovators. "Indigenous Robotics" followed her life for a year and premiered at the MIT Museum. It is currently showing at film festivals.

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Events featuring Danielle Boyer
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